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What they said about each Duck, Beaver, Husky and Cougar selected in the NFL Draft

Oregon led the way with four players drafted, followed by Oregon State (3), Washington (2) and Washington State (1).
Credit: AP
Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert scores against Wisconsin during first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

PORTLAND, Ore. — The 2020 NFL Draft ended Saturday and 10 players from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State were selected by NFL teams.

The Ducks led the way with four players drafted, highlighted by quarterback Justin Herbert, who was selected with the sixth overall pick by the Los Angeles Chargers. Oregon State had three players drafted, Washington two and Washington State one.

Another 18 signed as undrafted free agents with teams, as of 3 p.m. Sunday.

DRAFTED PLAYERS

OREGON

QB Justin Herbert

First round, No. 6 overall, Los Angeles Chargers

What they said: The Chargers' decision to select Herbert sets the course of the franchise for the foreseeable future as they attempt to move on from veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, who departed in free agency after 16 seasons. ... Herbert is known for his arm strength and athleticism, particularly his ability to navigate outside the pocket, though questions have been raised about his accuracy and the speed of his decision-making. Lindsey Thiry, ESPN

LB Troy Dye

Fourth round, No. 132 overall, Minnesota Vikings

What they said: The 6-foot-3, 231-pound Dye had been a difference maker at Oregon since his freshman year and led the Ducks in tackles for four straight seasons. Dye fell further than many draft analysts expected, so the Vikings were gifted another higher-value pick. He was used differently in college (as a pass-rusher, he had 13 career sacks) than his projected role in the NFL as a 4-3 outside linebacker. Courtney Cronin and Michael Rothstein, ESPN

OG Shane Lemieux

Fifth round, No. 150 overall, New York Giants

What they said: It's a surprise that the Giants didn't address bigger positions of need like edge rusher or center, especially with San Diego State’s Keith Ismael still on the board. But Lemieux is a solid player who is "tough, smart and scrappy," according to one scout. He adds depth to the position, having started 52 games at left guard while at Oregon. It’s possible the Giants are looking at Lemieux as a future option at right guard with Kevin Zeitler already in his 30s. Jordan Raanan, ESPN

C Jake Hanson

Sixth round, No. 208 overall, Green Bay Packers

What they said: Veteran center Corey Linsley should be high on the Packers' list of players to re-sign before free agency next year but given all the key players in that same category (David Bakhtiari, Kenny Clark, Aaron Jones and Kevin King), there's a need to plan ahead, and that's where Hanson comes in. ... The Packers have done well with late-round centers; Linsley was a fifth-round pick in 2014 and Scott Wells was a seventh-round pick in 2004. Both had long careers. Rob Demovsky, ESPN

OREGON STATE

QB Jake Luton

Sixth round, No. 189 overall, Jacksonville Jaguars

What they said: Luton is the fourth quarterback the Jaguars have drafted in the sixth round in the last five years (Tanner Lee in 2018, Brandon Allen in 2016 and Gardner Minshew II last year). Minshew and Josh Dobbs were the only quarterbacks on the roster prior to Saturday. ... Luton will compete with Josh Dobbs to be Gardner Minshew's backup and could likely spend his first season on the practice squad. However, that's pretty much what most thought would happen with Minshew last season. Michael DiRocco, ESPN

OT Blake Brandel

Sixth round, No. 203 overall, Minnesota Vikings

What they said: After selecting both Oli Udoh and Brandel in the sixth round in back-to-back years, the Vikings are finally getting back to drafting developmental offensive linemen late on Day 3, which last happened in 2015 when they took two offensive tackles in the sixth and seventh rounds. ... Brandel will have a shot to compete in camp, and if he ends up making the roster, he, too, could benefit from the type of “redshirt year” the Vikings gave Udoh in 2019. Courtney Cronin, ESPN

WR Isaiah Hodgins

Sixth round, No. 207 overall, Buffalo Bills

What they said: Hodgins shows excellent focus, he snatches passes out of the air, and though he traps some passes he rarely drops balls he gets his hands on. He has long arms and good body control. He's an adequate route runner. Hodgkins locates soft spots in zone, but he's tight and doesn't show great burst transitioning out of breaks. He's not much of a threat after the catch and he lacks the second gear to take the top off the coverage. Steve Muench, ESPN

WASHINGTON

QB Jacob Eason

Fourth round, No. 122 overall, Indianapolis Colts

What they said: Eason has excellent size and the arm strength to drive the ball into tight windows and outside the hashes. He's a streaky passer who misses within the strike zone, and there's room for improvement when it comes to leading receivers on short-to-intermediate throws. He's an erratic decision-maker, but he has adequate pocket mobility (though he's not much of a threat to run). Steve Muench, ESPN

C Nick Harris

Fifth round, No. 160 overall, Cleveland Browns

What they said: The Browns picked up this pick by trading back with Indianapolis in the second round. After jettisoning Austin Corbett to the Rams in 2019, Cleveland really didn't have a backup to center JC Tretter. Harris, who started 42 games at Washington (18 at guard, 24 at center) gives Cleveland a quality depth player on the inside, and, potentially, a starting right guard down the line. Jake Trotter, ESPN

WASHINGTON STATE

WR Dezmon Patmon

Sixth round, No. 212 overall, Indianapolis Colts

What they said: Patmon has an outstanding blend of size, speed, length and hand span. His speed and his ability to win 50-50 balls make him a vertical threat. His hands are inconsistent, and he drops some passes. He's more of a threat downfield than he is after the catch. Steve Muench, ESPN

UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS

OREGON

OL Brady Aiello, Minnesota Vikings

TE Jake Breeland, Baltimore Ravens

DE Gus Cumberlander, New Orleans Saints

WR Juwan Johnson, New Orleans Saints

DL Calvin Throckmorton, New Orleans Saints

OLB Bryson Young, Atlanta Falcons

OREGON STATE

OL Clay Cordasco, Cincinnati Bengals

RB Artavis Pierce, Chicago Bears

TE Noah Togiai, Philadelphia Eagles

WASHINGTON

T Trey Adams, Buffalo Bills

RB Salvon Ahmed, San Francisco 49ers

TE Hunter Bryant, Detroit Lions

CB Myles Bryant, New England Patriots

WR Andre Baccellia, Kansas City Chiefs

WR Aaron Fuller, Seattle Seahawks

WASHINGTON STATE

QB Anthony Gordon, Seattle Seahawks

C Frederick Mauigoa, Carolina Panthers

WR Easop Winston Jr., Los Angeles Rams

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